Pellet stoves are a great heating option that more and more homeowners are considering. While many people are interested in them, they also have plenty of questions and uncertainties. That’s what we’re here for! This is a basic guide to help you learn a little more about pellet stoves and to understand why they might be the right choice for you.
What is a Pellet Stove?
A pellet stove is a modern take on a wood-burning furnace. Instead of burning logs of wood, pellet stoves burn compressed wood pellets. Pellet stoves use sawdust and other wood waste that would otherwise end up sitting in a landfill, so they’re very environmentally friendly.
The benefits of a pellet stove seem to be endless! You’ll get to enjoy a lower carbon footprint thanks to their environmentally friendly design, little to no maintenance, and a great amount of heat produced. Once a pellet stove is installed and in use, the cost is typically even less than the average heating bill. Pellet stoves produce clean heat too, which means the air you’re breathing in isn’t filled with any harmful chemicals and the air put off outside won’t harm the ecosystem around you.
How to Prepare for Your Pellet Stove
There are a few important things to note before bringing a pellet stove into your home. First, they’re very heavy. It’s a good idea to hire professionals to help install your pellet stove to avoid injury and ensure it’s installed properly. Secondly, you’ll need a fire-resistant surface to put the stove on since it burns at such a high temperature. Tile or stone are ideal surfaces to reduce the risk of a fire from your pellet stove. If the room that you’re installing your pellet stove doesn’t already have a ceiling fan, you’ll want to have one installed. A ceiling fan can help circulate the air from the ceiling down into the rest of the room.
Stop by New England Hearth & Home in Canton
If you want to learn more about how a pellet stove could work in your home, give us a call or come in today! We recommend that you bring along pictures of the room that you plan to put the stove in so we can help map out the ventilation process. You can opt for an attached wired thermostat, or upgrade to a wireless one. The cold weather is just around the corner, so start your pellet stove journey today and enjoy clean heat all winter long!